The Mindset Of The Just – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional February 12th



(You Are Easily Persuadable Towards The Word)

TO THE BIBLE: Luke 1:17
“He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, “to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,” and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

The word “disobedient” here, from the original Greek rendering, means one who can’t be persuaded; one who’s headstrong and doesn’t want to go in the right direction. He or she deliberately chooses to do wrong.

There’re such people today; they’re unyielding; even when they know the truth, they choose to do otherwise. They’re unwilling to submit to the Word of God, which is the wisdom of God.

On the other hand, “the wisdom of the just” refers to the mindset of the righteous. It’s a mind that’s yielded and given to the Word—easily persuaded by the Word to act in conformity to the Word.

Such a person is willing to accept the Word, and to make adjustments on the basis of the Word.

It’s functioning in true wisdom, which is living in and by God’s Word, being influenced and propelled by the Word to the right thoughts and actions.

1 Peter 4:17 says, “For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?”

The underlined portion of the preceding verse is the verb of the noun we read in Luke 1:17: “do not obey.”

The Greek word is “apeitheo,” meaning the disobedient; one who’s willfully disobedient and unbelieving; the foolish. The Bible says, “The fool says in his heart, “There is no God…”” (Psalm 14:1 NIV).

Being born again, you have a different mindset: the mindset of the just. Therefore, be swayed and easily moved by the Word of God; take your actions on the basis of the Word.

It doesn’t matter how something appears or whether you find it appealing to the senses or your emotions; if the Word of God says otherwise, you ought to always conform to and agree with the Word. Discipline yourself to accept and live by the Word of God only.

Go Deeper
Colossians 3:16; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; James 1:22

Blessed Lord, I’m totally yielded and committed to you. I appreciate the power of your Word in my life. I’ll always be a success because my decisions and actions are based on your Word. Your wisdom is at work in me, propelling me on the path of greatness, victories, joy, and peace, today and always, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Matthew 27:45-66, Leviticus 1-3
Matthew 13:53-58, Genesis 43

Meditate on these verses of Scripture: Proverbs 12:15, Proverbs 14:16, and Ephesians 5:1 in the Message translation.

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